Film, The Impossible (2012)
It’s a heart-wrenching film which is rife with agony, terror and hope. The movie script is based on a true-life story of a Spanish family who went on a Christmas holiday in 2004 and they were caught up in the tsunami which took away the life of roughly 230,000 people. With conviction, the family manages to survive and reunion. It’s not a conventional disaster movie.
They suffer, but they did not lose hope in the chaos and devastation nor did they become indignant about God ’s arrangement. God’s trials often come with blessings. There are gifts behind disasters if we do not blind our vision by negative emotions. Anger and sorrow stop people from seeing the gifts behind a disastrous event. They are terrified but they remain kind, righteous and they try to help the week and the needed.
Maria: Close your eyes, think of something nice.
Film, Stepmom ( 1998)
Synopsis & Movie Review
Luke’s ex-wife Jackie (Susan Sarandon) is a perfectly responsible mother. But Jackie is terminally ill. Luke has moved on to another relationship with a photographer named Isabel (Julia Roberts). It’s not easy to build a connection with kids. It’s never easy to earn the trust of the kids. Jackie’s little daughter holds hatred against her father’s new girlfriend. Jackie is struggling that she is hoping that another woman will take good care of her kids after her death and she is also dread of being replaced or being forgotten by her beloved kids.
“Oh, sweetie, it’s okay. It’s okay to miss me… When you’re in trouble, have me there. And when you fall in love, have me there. That’s how people go on forever. “－Film, Stepmom
“You know every story, every wound…Their whole happiness is wrapped up in you.”－Film, Stepmom
Isabel gets frustrated when she consistently fails to win the hearts of the two kids. The status quo changed as Luke asks Isabel to marry him and Jackie learns that she has potentially-fatal cancer.
“The thing is, they don’t have to choose. They can have us both. I have their past, you can have their future.” -Movie Quotes/ Stepmom
“We’ll beat it. You’re not alone in this, you know.” －Film, Stepmom
Movie, Life Is Beautiful (1997)
According to the Bible, we’re living in a dark world. Thus, courage and faith are necesary for self-survival and inner peace. The leading characeter Guido was harrassed by the Fascists Giosue and his son were taken away on a train to a concentration camp. Guido arranged a elaborate scheme to protect his son from the getting mentally abused due to the horrors of the outside world. According to the Bible, pride is the capital sin among the seven deadly sins for the reason that pride triggers conflicts, injustice, bullying, and discrimination. Watch official trailer
“Don’t you know that it takes so little to make me happy? A chocolate ice cream is enough, maybe two. A nice walk together…”-Quotes from Film, Life is Beautiful